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7/7/2016 Latest post:
Rita has been diagnosed with Invasive Ductal cell carcinoma in her right breast. It spread to lymph node, but ct scan, bone scan show no metastasis. She will receive chemo for about 4 1/2 months, followed by a mastectomy and radiation treatments. The first chemo treatment was July 7th. Chemo will continue once every three weeks for a total of six treatments. Chemo will be done at UT Medical Center, Building F-400 - The Cancer Institute. For one week after treatment, Rita won't feel well. She will be tired and her blood count will be low. She wont' feel like eating or visiting much during this time. She has requested daily check-ins while John is at work. Click on Planner to sign up to help. Week two after treatment, she will start to feel better and may be able to eat light meals. It is likely that she will run a fever. Her temperature must be checked frequently. If it exceeds 101, the doctor should be called. Week three after treatment, Rita will feel much better and will have more energy and appetite.